Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was caught on a live mic on Thursday, informing President Biden that Democrats’ chances in Georgia’s Senate race were “deteriorating.”
“Georgia is the state in which we are experiencing a decline.” Schumer could be overheard informing Biden at the airport in Syracuse, New York.
“It’s difficult to imagine they’ll choose Herschel Walker.”
Walker, a former NFL and collegiate football great running back, is competing against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock for Georgia’s Senate seat.
With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, a new Monmouth University survey issued on October 26 revealed the race is still close. 48 percent of respondents say they will certainly or possibly vote for Warnock and 45 percent say the same for Walker.
The survey does not seek to predict voter participation, but historical voter history metrics and self-reported excitement provide a range of potential outcomes, according to Monmouth University.
Schumer also referred to the early voters in the state for the 2022 midterm elections as a “large” amount.
Schumer on hot mic talking to Biden about the midterms:
“Looks like the debate didn't hurt us too much in Pennsylvania and we’re picking up steam in Nevada.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 27, 2022
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reported through Twitter on October 25 that more than one million votes have already been submitted in the state.
Throughout a press briefing that day, Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer of the Georgia secretary of state’s office, revealed Georgians continue to vote in unprecedented numbers.
The deputy secretary of state said 100,000 absentee ballots were received on October 25, while 124,000 Georgians voted in attendance.
The result of the high-profile and costly Georgia Senate campaign is one of a handful of contests around the country that might tilt the upper chamber in favor of either party.
‘We’re in Danger’
Furthermore, Schumer was recorded telling Biden at the airport in Syracuse on Thursday that Democrats are at risk of losing Pennsylvania.
This is despite the fact that Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s poor performance in the debate “didn’t seem to hurt” Democrats too much.
Prior to this week, Fetterman, who suffered a stroke five months ago, debated Dr. Mehmet Oz, his Republican opponent, for a crucial Senate seat.
During the debate, Fetterman relied on the closed-captioning displayed over the moderator to assist him in digesting the sentences he heard, resulting in long awkward pauses.
Some Democratic officials were concerned Fetterman’s attendance may have been a miscalculation, particularly during the crucial final days of the election.
Schumer, on hot mic, admits to Biden that Fetterman hurt his chances in Oz debatehttps://t.co/daYBRqJwqk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 27, 2022
In the meantime, reports and public records show that President Biden and Vice President Harris will go to Pennsylvania on October 28, making an unusual joint campaign event for Senate candidate Fetterman.
The combined presence of Biden and Harris demonstrates how much is at risk as Democrats and Republicans compete for leadership of the upper chamber, which is currently split 50–50.
FiveThirtyEight’s collection of surveys indicates that Fetterman presently has a 1.9-point advantage over Oz.This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.